Elastic Rights has recently signed an agreement with Nerd Corps Entertainment, in which they will get the free TV and home video licensing and merchandising rights for the sci-fi action comedy series Slugterra (39×30) for Spain, Protugal, Turkey, Greece, and France.
Targeted towards boys aged 6 to 11, Slugterra follows the adventures of a boy named Eli Shane and his team as they explore the underground world of Slugterra. Considered as the greatest slugslinging hero of all time, Eli collects and trains an army of magical creatures called slugs and uses them to fight against the evil Dr. Blakk.
Slugterra premiered on Disney XD in the US last October 15, with its US merchandising products scheduled to launch in 2013. The merchandise will include a toyline from Jakks Pacific. Currently, the long term plans for the series include being released in 170+ countries. The toys and merchandise are also expected to follow a similar release pattern.